Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sharks Rally Past Pats, 4-3

Drew Macias had a huge day at the plate, going 3 for 4 and hitting what turned out to be the game winning home run in the top of the 9th inning, as the Camden Riversharks came from behind to defeat the Somerset Patriots 4-3 at TD Bank Park.

Starter Sean Jarrett struggled with his control at times, but was helped by some excellent defensive plays by the 'Sharks in his 5 innings of work.

Somerset would strike first, however. In the 4th, Pats left fielder Aaron Mathews stroked a single to left that scored both Freddie Bynum and Freddy Sandoval.

The Patriots added one more run in the 5th when a Jesse Hoorelbeke single to right scored Bynum to make it 3-0.

But the 'Sharks tied the game with back-to back RBI singles in the 8th by Colin Roberson and Scott Knazek, and Macias' late-inning heroics put Camden up to stay.

In relief of Jarrett, the bullpen combo of Joe D'Allessandro, Mike Mehlich and John Lujan were absolutely superb over the course of four shutout innings, striking out eight Patriots between them and not allowing any hits. Mehlich gets the win, his first, and Lujan notches his fifth save.

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